Antique Tashkent Oy Paylak Moon Suzani / 8'1"x8'8"/ 247x265cm


Antique Tashkent Oy Paylak Moon Suzani / 8'1"x8'8"/ 247x265cm


Fantastic all-over embroidered antique suzani from the Tashkent region. Silk embroidery in a moon (“oy paylak) design is encircled by dynamic yellow rings and snakes, symbols of protection. Bold zigzags at two ends cement this piece's bold vibrancy. With all-over silk embroidery, this piece is heavy and luxurious. Rich magenta, charcoal black, yellow and warm orange glow.

Wonderful hand and weight. Excellent condition.

Suzani - from the Persian word for "needle" - is the term used for a range of hand-embroidered covers and hangings from Uzbekistan. Originally made for a newly-married couple's household by the bride and her relatives, they are now fabulous for a variety of uses and design applications.

These pieces were made as part of the dowry and as such were prized possessions. But they have age, which is part of their extreme beauty. Our pieces are offered as the best of their categories in terms of artistry and condition. All are sold as-is.

Fine all-over silk embroidery on cotton ground. 

Type: Suzani hand embroidery
Size: 8'1" x 8'8" / 247x265cm
Material: silk on cotton
Approximate age: 70 years
Origin: Central Asia - Uzbekistan - Tashkent

Specialty clean.

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Item #E525

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